The Great Movies The Great Movies

The Great Movies

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Publisher Description

America’s most trusted and best-known film critic Roger Ebert presents one hundred brilliant essays on some of the best movies ever made. 

Roger Ebert, the famed film writer and critic, wrote biweekly essays for a feature called "The Great Movies," in which he offered a fresh and fervent appreciation of a great film. The Great Movies collects one hundred of these essays, each one of them a gem of critical appreciation and an amalgam of love, analysis, and history that will send readers back to that film with a fresh set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm–or perhaps to an avid first-time viewing.

Ebert’s selections range widely across genres, periods, and nationalities, and from the highest achievements in film art to justly beloved and wildly successful popular entertainments. Roger Ebert manages in these essays to combine a truly populist appreciation for our most important form of popular art with a scholar’s erudition and depth of knowledge and a sure aesthetic sense. Wonderfully enhanced by stills selected by Mary Corliss, the film curator at the Museum of Modern Art, The Great Movies is a treasure trove for film lovers of all persuasions, an unrivaled guide for viewers, and a book to return to again and again.

The Great Movies includes: All About Eve • Bonnie and Clyde • Casablanca • Citizen Kane • The Godfather • Jaws • La Dolce Vita • Metropolis • On the Waterfront • Psycho • The Seventh Seal • Sweet Smell of Success • Taxi Driver • The Third Man • The Wizard of Oz • and eighty-five more films.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2002
March 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
544
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crown
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
16
MB

Customer Reviews

mcrowls ,

A must for anyone interested in cinema

Roger followed a stupendous philosophy when observing films beyond the mere fabric of its chemical surface that most audiences would often not notice.

To read a book observing to what in his subjective opinion makes a good film can help anyone who wants to be either a critic or a filmmaker better at understanding their craft. Films aren't about facts or simple roads to follow but about questions and feelings.

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